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Pampered Chef: Sales Colds & Kitchen Shows

  1. Chef Michelle D

    Chef Michelle D Member

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    I have a cold :( and I also have a show tomorrow night. I was just wondering what other consultants do when they are under the weather and still have to do a show. I don't want to be sneezing or coughing during my show but I also don't want to not do the show. I plan on taking some good medicine before my show to help control my symptoms what do you to get through the night.
     
  2. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Being in the business for 3 years, I have had this happen many times. Depending on how I feel when I get to the kitchen show depends on how I handle the situation. If I am feeling ok, not coughing, then I go on with the show like normal. But, if I am coughing, I ask my host and a couple guests to help me. I have the host and guests actually prepare the food with my directions. The chop the onion, they shred the cheese etc. This works really well and I believe it makes people feel better that I am not handling their food while I am sick. I have only had to reschedule one show and that was because I lost my voice!! Not much I could do there! Hope this idea helps! And yes, load up on that cold medicine before your show!!
     
    Nov 3, 2005
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  3. Chef Michelle D

    Chef Michelle D Member

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    I do tend to loose my voice when I get colds but it happends at the end of the cold and I can't talk for a few days. My husband is in is glory when this happens. :D So I don't think that will be the case for tomorrow night. But I do like the idea of having the host and guest do the work and I can just talk about the products. Thanks for the ideas.

    Michelle
     
  4. tlmcunning

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    Here's what I did

    I had a show in October and had a terrible cough, I didn't want to cancel on the hostess so I decided to make it a hands on show. I let the guest use the products and make the food, while I talked about the tools they were using. That way I was not coughing all over the products and food. It worked out great. It was a $600 show and I got 2 bookings. I did tell the guest when they arrived what was going to happen so they were ready when I called on them.

    HTH
    Tracy
     
    Nov 3, 2005
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  5. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Allergies

    I have severe allergies and usually only take meds when it gets REALLY bad, otherwise the meds will lose effect (believe me I have taken EVERYTHING). My allergies were really bad before a party in August and on the way I took Tylenol Severe Sinus/Allergy. I had taken it many times before (for years). However, this time I had a weird reaction to the meds.

    I was HIGH. I had the giggles something awful and my mind was all soupy. I could barely make it through the demo, but everyone there were good sports. They were a little edgy when I demoed the US&G, though. I got 3 bookings and it was an $800. The best part was that I didn't drip snot in their food!! :p

    Win/Win!!
     
    Nov 4, 2005
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  6. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Oh my gosh, you crack me up!!! This was a visual that I could have done without though :eek:
     
    Nov 5, 2005
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  7. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    I would wear gloves, wash my hands every possible minute, and take something to "dry me up". Good luck & feel better!
     
    Nov 5, 2005
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  8. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    What wonderful advice!!!
     
    Nov 5, 2005
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